Collector’s Edition Print Box Set
40 Archival Pigment Prints
Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin Paper 310 gsm
Image Size: 18 x 14 1/5 in.
Paper Size: 20 x 16 in.
Wood and linen box with embossed text
Three clamshell wood and linen boxes with embossed text
Overall dimensions: 22 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.
30 lbs. 2oz.
Edition of 5, 2 A/P
Signed and numbered
Photographs shown online represent only a portion of the entire portfolio contents
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Jimmy DeFlippo’s series Planet California catalogs his three-year project of the California landscape. An analog film camera, similar to the format taken to the moon in 1969, was used to photograph the series, with no digital manipulation. A custom wood and linen portfolio was designed to house 40 archival exhibition pigment prints which represent the final selection of images.
Exploration is the space between the unknown and the discovered. It is an act of our imagination that can move us through distant galaxies as well as through the earthly territories that surround us.
An astronaut portrays the archetypal explorer, yet more recently I have begun to see him as a lone figure surrounded by loss.
Environmental change is happening, and it puts every single person at the center of the problem. How do we value what we already hold compared to what we strive to occupy? Does exploration to planets create a vision so narrow we neglect the terrestrial lands that surround us? How does our imagination become an agent for change?
A drought is an ever-present danger in California, a place where many companies connected to space exploration call home. Some of the drought-stricken areas mimic images sent back from the Mars Rover. Although desert areas are teeming with life, sometimes they are a testament the ruination of ecosystems, triggered by man.
These photographs do not represent a definitive narrative. They create an emotional landscape and offer a meditation on how we choose to inhabit our planet.